TEXAS CAMPAIGN FOR THE ENVIRONMENT (TCE) is fighting for real environmental protections while politicians are making vague promises about what they will do if elected. You can dedicate your time to a candidate with whom you "kind of agree with on some issues if he/she has the attention span to remember campaign promises," or you can join the biggest, baddest environmental activist group in Texas that works year round to accomplish what elected officials can not or will not.
Amongst other landmark victories, we've recently accomplished:
Fort Worth-based Pier 1 Imports phasing out out toxic flame retardants in their furniture
Houston Mayor Annise Parker bringing curbside recycling to all Houston households
Rayovac publicly announcing its support for manufacturer-led battery recycling programs
TCE has truly pioneered a community-based structure of organizing.
The Community Organizer will be responsible for creating relationships within designated community areas of the city and building our grassroots base of supporters. The Organizer will be held to high expectations of performance with weekly and monthly goals for various organizing activities.
• Grassroots door-to-door canvassing
• Membership recruitment, fundraising and letter-writing campaigns
• Community outreach and coalition-building
• Identifying voters and volunteers
• Planning and participating in demonstrations and political actions
• Testifying at public hearings and events
• Full-time: Monday through Friday, 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
• Part-time positions available (minimum 3 days per week; hours are still 2pm-10pm).
• $450/week+ (Full-time), $360/week+ (4 days), $270/week+ (3 days)
• Medical and dental insurance coverage
• Paid vacation, paid sick days and paid holidays
• Rapid advancement and management training
• Opportunities for travel throughout Texas and the U.S., including national and regional conferences
• Medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage
• Web: www.texasenvironment.org
• Facebook: www.facebook.com/texasenvironment
• Twitter: www.twitter.com/txenvironment
It is the policy of TCE to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, TCE will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
• High-level relationship building skills with the ability to build consensus, engage a wide range of stakeholders and allies, and navigate complex community and political dynamics.
• Persistent solution-orientation and the ability to connect daily activities to the specific targets and objectives of the overall campaign.
• Geniune commitment to the environment, progressive politics and the vision of a just and equitable society
• Some related non-profit, political, or volunteer experience is preferred but not required.